A friend of mine just inspired me last night. She was talking about how we as a family call her in the morning to include her in our prayers. I used to just pray by myself then I realized that my family wasn’t praying as much as I did and it saddened my heart. It seems like my prayers improve on a daily basis. One of the things I had to add to my prayers was things to be thankful for. God gives us so much to be thankful and grateful for every day, every minute ,every second. More often than not we can’t remember even one thing to be thankful for. After we have gathered hens and prayed about our day, we pick one thing that we are thankful for and say it out loud. This will help to get you to remember all the good things God has placed in your life. It starts with one but will end up with many. My wife and I have been stuck on the one thing, but my daughter who is 5 years old has a huge list that she’s thankful for and loves to share it with God and us. It may not seem like much to us but if you are having an incredibly bad day, week, or even a month finding one thing to be thankful for can be difficult when your focus is all on the negative. I challenge you to find the one thing you’re thankful for today. and see how that list can keep growing and turn your negative days into positive. I am thankful this morning for all of the people who are reading these posts.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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